During July in France, the grapes are basking in the sun and ripening, the gardens and markets are bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables ... and many French people spend theirs afternoons in front of the TV watching the Tour de France. This year has been especially thrilling for France because a young French rider was in the lead until the next to the last stage. The Tour 2011 and the month of July will end and the month of "les vacances" - August - will begin.
Organic fruits and vegetables abound ... plus wine and local olives.
The bounty of French gardens and farms is celebrated in this 19th century French textile.